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Men's Health Update Low Peptide Levels May Explain Some Male Infertility

Low Peptide Levels May Explain Some Male Infertility

Low levels of human β-defensin 1 (DEFB1) in sperm may explain some of the common causes of male infertility.

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Vegetarian Diet Lowers Sperm Quality

Vegetarian Diet Lowers Sperm Quality

Men who abstain from eating meat have significantly reduced sperm levels and quality.

Prostate Cancer Risk Not Linked to Fertility

Prostate Cancer Risk Not Linked to Fertility

Fathering of dizygotic twins, a marker of high fertility, was not associated with increased risk of prostate cancer.

Fertility Treatment Less Effective in Black Women

Fertility Treatment Less Effective in Black Women

Success rates for in vitro fertilization seen in black women are half those of white women.

Caffeine Hinders While Alcohol Aids Infertility Therapy in Men

Caffeine Hinders While Alcohol Aids Infertility Therapy in Men

Researchers suggest male beverage consumption of caffeine and alcohol affects in vitro fertilization results.

High Alcohol Intake Harms Sperm Quality

High Alcohol Intake Harms Sperm Quality

Drinking alcohol confers higher rate of sexually transmitted infections and a drop in sperm quality.

Low Peptide Levels May Explain Some Male Infertility

Low Peptide Levels May Explain Some Male Infertility

Low levels of human β-defensin 1 (DEFB1) in sperm may explain some of the common causes of male infertility.

Understanding Desire May Optimize Sexual Relationships

Understanding Desire May Optimize Sexual Relationships

When it comes to sexual desire, men and women manifest significant differences.

Sexual Function Preserved in Prostate Cancer Combination Therapy

Sexual Function Preserved in Prostate Cancer Combination Therapy

High rates of preserved sexual function with combination beam plus brachytherapy.

Fertility Treatment More Likely in White Women

Fertility Treatment More Likely in White Women

Finding highlights need for better access to reproductive health care for all women.

Active Surveillance Effective in Testicular Cancer

Active Surveillance Effective in Testicular Cancer

Late, advanced stage relapse rarely seen and are treatable with standard therapy.

Sugary Beverages Reduce Semen Quality

Sugary Beverages Reduce Semen Quality

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption adversely affects sperm motility.

Pelvic Disorders Common in Female Triathletes

Pelvic Disorders Common in Female Triathletes

About one in three endorse symptoms of PFD; many screen positive for Triad components.

HIV Transmission Affected by Bacteria in Semen

HIV Transmission Affected by Bacteria in Semen

As natural bacterial 'diversity' lessened, HIV viral load increased in infected men, researchers say.

HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate Preserves Sexual Function

HoLEP for Enlarged Prostate Preserves Sexual Function

Following surgery, improvement in sexual satisfaction correlated with improvements in all lower urinary tract symptoms.

Biking Tied to Prostate Cancer, Not Reproductive Health

Biking Tied to Prostate Cancer, Not Reproductive Health

Experts note study findings aren't definitive, and risk is minimal.